Year 1


 Welcome to Year 1!

In Year 1 you will find Mrs Ronicle, Mrs Hartley, Mrs Penchion and Mrs Sheldon-Price


Year 1 is a journey –

a journey filled with learning and fun!

In Year 1 we believe that developing independence and forming secure relationships are essential in order for the children to travel on their learning journey. We love to learn new songs that celebrate our faith in God and try to make positive choices in everything we do. We are busy bees who complete challenges every day and we always try our best no matter how tricky something may be. We are all special in Year 1 and we tell ourselves this everyday!

No day is ever the same in Year 1 and that’s the way we like it!



Our Latest News

Year One Curriculum Newsletter

Summer 1:

Year One Curriculum Newsletter

Spring 1:

Our class newsletter: Spring 1 newsletter

Spring 2:

Newsletter:Letter home

Important dates for the half term:

Summer 1:


Sports Day May 2019

Sports Day May 2018 Sports Day May 2019


Our topic this term is safari! We have been learning about the culture and climate in Kenya in our topic lessons; wild animals in science; tribal African patterns and pots in art; and traditional Tinga tales in literacy.

In Year One, we have refurbished our reading area! The children decorated butterflies, chose their favourite books to write on parcel tags and we sorted through our class books. We can now use the area as a wonderful, calm treat for children!


We recently held our Year One class assembly, celebrating Mary in the month of May. We talked about Mary’s love and care for her son, Jesus, and the children related this to their own mummies!

This half term, Year One have been enjoying weekly visits from Miko, the therapy dog! She loves to listen to children read.


Spring 2:

Everyone in Year One enjoyed getting dressed up for World Book Day this year! We focused our costumes and learning on our class topic, Space! Our classroom was transformed and we even had a giant Solar System model! We wrote space poetry, which we performed in a class recital.


Autumn 2: At the end of last half term and the beginning of this one, we have been exploring numbers to 10! Here is some of the super group work we did when finding number bonds to 10 in different ways!










Information about Planning

Long Term Plan – Long term plan 18-19

Autumn 1:

Medium term plan – Autumn 1_ Year 1 Curriculum overview – Year 1 18.19

RE planning –

Autumn 2:

Medium term plan –Autumn 2_ Year 1 Curriculum overview  – Year 1 18-19

RE planning –  Mary, Mother of God

Spring 1:

Medium term plan –Spring 1 Year 1 Curriculum overview Year 1 18-19

RE planning – Families & Celebrations

Spring 2:

Medium term plan –ER yr1 2018-19 MTP Spr2 (1)

RE planning –Spr 2 yr1 RE planning ER

Summer 1:

Medium term plan –Year 1 Summer MTP

RE planning –Year 1 Summer RE planning

Summer 2:

Medium term plan –

RE planning –







Helping at Home

Following our Maths information evening for parents, we have shared some useful documents to see how Maths is taught in school. The most effective way for you to help would be to practise the ‘progression in number facts’ and times tables.

Parents’ Information Evening Nov 18

Progression in number facts

Rothwell St Mary’s Calculation Policy